The view of the mountains, the river and the sunset was breathtaking. I couldn't believe the beautiful place I got to stay, on a peaceful mountaintop with Achi' Mayans. Sometimes the silence was hypnotizing, with the lack of car horns and computer keyboards and ringing cell phones. Rio Negro was so remote that there was no computer access or cell phone signal whatsoever. However, I thoroughly enjoyed getting away from civilization for a few days, even if it did mean no shower.